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1 dead after motorcycle, tractor collide in West Lincoln

Police say a man died in hospital following a crash on a West Lincoln roadway Oct. 11, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News

A man is dead following a crash in West Lincoln on Tuesday night involving a motorcycle and tractor.

Niagara Police (NRPS) says the 72-year-old rider of the cycle died in the collision which happened just after 8 p.m. on Regional Road 65 between Smithville and Caistor Centre roads.

“Upon arrival, officers determined an adult male was operating a motorcycle west on Regional Road 65 near Caistor Centre Road when a collision occurred with a farm tractor,” an NRPS spokesperson said in a statement.

“As a result of the collision, the motorcycle operator sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital by paramedics where he was pronounced deceased.”

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The driver of the tractor was uninjured in the crash.

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Regional Road 65 between Smithville and Caister Centre was closed for several hours overnight but reopened to traffic as of early Wednesday.

An investigation is ongoing, according to NRPS.

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